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Denver, CO
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for an inexpensive place to stay in Winter Park, this is a very good option. The rooms are what you would expect for a 'ski hotel'. A small refrigerator, bed, TV (with cable) and bathroom. The bus lines for Winter Park stop right across the street (25 to 30 yards away), so this is very convenient location....

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Scott S, Owner at The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop, responded to this review

Hello Greg - thanks for your review. Please come back and stay with us again.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great value for money. it was exactly what I required after a great day skiing. If you want all the fancy trimmings and mod cons pay more and stay elsewhere. Otherwise this is the place. very friendly management and staff. Best location for restaurants, bars and shuttle. Probably cold do with some maintenance, but I had a comfortable bed and...

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Scott S, Owner at The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop, responded to this review

Hello - Thanks for your review. Our maintenance is an ongoing process....Starting with rooms then moving into common areas.

St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this great old ski hotel that dates back to the founding of the Winter Park ski area in the 40s. The owners Scott and Jill couldn't be nicer. The rooms are clean and comfortable and have been updated while maintaining the charm of exposed beams and wooden walls. The lobby and recreation room are a great place to...

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Scott S, Owner at The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop, responded to this review

Hello - Thank you for the Trip Advisor Review. Please come and see us again.

Chicago
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like to ski, so when I go skiing I don't spend a lot of time or money on my accommodations. The Viking Lodge fits the bill. Good , clean, cozy, old school, basic accommodations. I stayed in the queen room, the website warned that it was very small, it was. I don't know about the other rooms.

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Scott S, Owner at The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop, responded to this review

Hello - Thanks for the review. "Good, clean, cozy, old school basic accommodations" sounds like a new marketing line. We do have smaller rooms...~100 sq ft.

Austin,TX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the viking last February simply because of the price and I was only going to sleep there. Both my rooms, this year and last, were perfect for me. There not brand new but the price is so good who cares. I was able to catch the lift every 15 min right in front of the viking to...

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Scott S, Manager at The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop, responded to this review

Hello - Thank you for taking time to review The Viking. We are small and cheap, the last of a breed.

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Viking Lodge on an impromptu ski weekend in Winter Park. The web site does a great job setting expectations so we weren't disappointed. The staff was friendly and worked without issue around our schedule.

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Scott S, Manager at The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop, responded to this review

Please come see us again...

Corpus Christi, Texas
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Quaint and homey-- a picturesque space for a weekend of skiing. Room was clean. No frills, just what we needed for the weekend. King bed was very comfortable. Wood ceilings have a great mountain side feel.

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Scott S, Owner at The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop, responded to this review

Thanks for the review!

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is perfect for the college student or minimalist traveler. The rooms (we stayed in a double bed) are basically a college dorm with the bed as soon as you walk in, a small dresser, and small bathroom. It was perfect for us as we spent hardly any time here, and not looking for anything special. The location is amazing....

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Scott S, Manager at The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop, responded to this review

Hello Daniel - Thanks for the review. We are all about saving money on your ski trip. Tiny rooms = Big Savings...come back and see us again.

Denver
Reviewed 12 January 2017

It was great getting my board waxed up front and have it ready for the next morning! The reck room was pretty cool, with a pool table and some couches. It is also located across a little street to an ice skating rink that I thought was a parking lot at first. Great place if you don't want to break...

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Scott S, Owner at The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop, responded to this review

Hello Jared - Thanks for the review. We are all about saving money on your ski trip. Come see us again.

Dillwyn
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The pictures of the room were nothing like what we got. If we had been a family of people that were more than average, it would have been unpleasant as space was tight. Still, it was adequate. Thanks for the quickie!

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Scott S, Owner at The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop, responded to this review

Hello - come back again for another quickie...bring your friends and stay in our loft rooms - sleeps 4 with a fridge.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
You get what you pay for… Located in downtown Winter Park, the Viking Lodge and Ski Shop is an icon in Winter Park. Since 1953 we have been providing affordable lodging to guests who just want to ski and have a great time. At The Viking Lodge you get what you pay for. The carpets are old, the walls are thin, and the TV’s are not flat screen. But we won’t break your budget; we offer cheap accommodations in an old ski lodge at a great location in downtown Winter Park. We have 21 rooms; from VERY small to apartments. All rooms have private baths and color televisions; box style televisions, yes they are old TV’s, but you should be outside not sitting in your room watching TV. Pool, gym, ice sculptures, room service, robes, bell boys, 24 hour front desk, spa – this is a list of stuff we don’t have. We do have clean rooms, a great downtown location, hot tub, game room, friendly staff and the best dirt parking lot in Winter Park. We don’t do daily maid service or mints on pillows, but if you ask we will clean your room and find a mint somewhere. If you’d rather be surfing the web than skiing, riding, biking, hiking, reading, chatting with friends or meeting new ones, you’ll be pleased to know that we have Wi-Fi in the lobby. I suppose some have to work anyway. You can make use of our luggage room before check-in and after check-out. Our reception is not open all day (heck we would rather be outside skiing, riding, biking or hiking too) but no fear, we will leave directions for check-in; usually at the Ski Shop or T-shirt shop. If you will be arriving after hours (like 6PM) please call. Coming soon The Viking Lodge is a work in progress; despite all attempts to the contrary we are becoming more impressive on a daily basis. Some rooms even have tile in the bathrooms, new sinks and fancy bedspreads and curtains. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop

Address: 78966 US Highway 40, Winter Park, CO 80482
Region: United States > Colorado > Grand County > Winter Park
Price Range: €80 - €1,113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Viking Lodge and Ski Shop 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Bottled water and snacks would be handy to bring.”
 of 5 bubbles A6565HWchristined, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Serves its purpose and the very basics as advertised”
 of 5 bubbles johnleofinan, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Walls are thin, and plan on lots of stairs (which they do disclose).”
 of 5 bubbles Willow12441, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room was upstairs, quiet. view of parking lot, but that didn't matter”
 of 5 bubbles karlah369, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Room 12 was worth the upgrade. Room 8 is a place to sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles davidhB1277SI, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
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